Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

TSX ‘gives’-all sectors plunge

With Western Canadian crude trading in the mid-20’s this morning, the Canadian dollar and economy are continuing to weaken on vaporized revenues over the past year. The broad stock market has ‘given’ the technically significant 13000 level (see lower beige … Continue reading

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Driving on sunshine

Leilani Münter chooses energy freedom on and off the track. In her personal life, she drives an electric vehicle that is powered by the solar panels on her roof. When she races, Leilani’s team uses solar to power the pit.  … Continue reading

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The world’s mayors sign on to smart energy

Mayors and officials representing more than 500 cities organized and attended their own summit in Paris.  It was the first time local leaders had ever gathered in such numbers during a UN climate-change conference. They came to express their determination … Continue reading

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The link between falling oil and rising refugees

Hundreds of thousands of refugees in northern Iraq could start making their way to Europe as the region runs out of cash to care for them, UN staff have warned. And as Bloomberg discovered, the weak oil price has exacerbated … Continue reading

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In a world of slow growth: smart energy shines

As old economy proponents ramble on about when they hope oil will rebound and save corporate profits–others are looking at the future not the past. Want to tap mammoth demand: focus on investments to increase efficiency in order to use … Continue reading

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Macro forces driving cyclical downturn

Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder at ECRI, Berkeley Professor Barry Eichengreen, and Brian Angerame, portfolio manager at Clearbridge Investments, discuss how the U.S. dollar and global politics play into the downward slide of commodities prices. Here is a direct video link. The … Continue reading

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